Category Archives: Room 1024

So Racheline used to be a dominatrix

In the early 2000s I worked as a dominatrix for about 18 months.  Doing the work as a pro didn’t really suit me, but I did learn a tremendous amount about myself, my kink, and other people and their desires … Continue reading

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Personal connections to the BDSM culture

When I suggested writing Room 1024 to Erin, I thought it would be easy. After all, I’m intimately familiar with both BDSM activities and culture, and, despite being a chick, had a lot of mentors in the gay leather scene … Continue reading

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New to BDSM? Room 1024 might be just the book for you

My cowriter, Racheline Maltese, has a lot of first-hand experience in and around the BDSM community. I, on the other hand, have exactly zero. Which meant that, while we were writing Room 1024, she spent a lot of time sending … Continue reading

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Room 1024 and the Pleasure of Process

Today Erin & I are celebrating the release of Room 1024 our novelette set at a gay men’s leather conference. Promoting this story is a little weird — if we lead with “responsible non-monogamy” that leaves out some key elements of the … Continue reading

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Getting in over our (and our characters’) heads

Room 1024 is about two couples negotiating their lives and partnerships within the familiar — to them — structure of BDSM relationships. But as much as BDSM provides Cam and Noah, and Lou and Stephen, a framework for their responsibilities … Continue reading

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Room 1024: A Book With an HFN

Most of what my co-writer, Racheline Maltese, and I write can be pretty fairly classified as an HEA. We like finding new and creative ways (and subverting some old ones) to give our characters their well-earned Happily Ever After. Which … Continue reading

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Why we write characters who are kind of jerks

While Room 1024 was in production, our editor pointed out a place where one of the main characters, an older dom named Lou, came off as kind of a jerk. “Well, she’s not wrong….” Erin said. “Man, we always write … Continue reading

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BDSM: SSC vs RACK

We’re going (ever so slightly back in time), with some posts we wrote about Room 1024 when it came out and that we haven’t yet put up on the blog here. To start: our guest post on Mychael Black’s blog, about … Continue reading

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Room 1024 — now available!

Yesterday was release day for Room 1024 and we’re super excited that it’s in people’s hands.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the scoop! When Cameron takes his submissive boyfriend Noah to a gay men’s leather convention in San … Continue reading

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Room 1024 Book Blast

Next week our blog tour for Room 1024 starts, which will include lots of blog posts about the whys and hows of this story, but today you can enter to win an e-copy the story through our book blast with Pride … Continue reading

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